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Alcoholic Beverages for Straight Drinking (Neat Alcoholic Drinks)

Updated on May 6, 2019
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Mixing up low quality vodka with a fresh juice or smoothening harsh tequila with a dash of salt or sour fruit does not always build up your drinking love. It is just all too easy, but not always worthwhile. This is the time to keep that shaker aside and look for some alcohol-served-neat experience.

Selecting a standard high-quality drink simply reduces the need for mixers – so you can avoid the flavored drinks and begin drinking like an adult. These are the alcoholic drinks that are so spontaneous and mouth-watering, you can have them straight.

1. Crown Royal XR Whiskey

Crown Royal XR Whiskey
Crown Royal XR Whiskey | Source

A very rare whiskey, especially meant for royalty, was introduced in the year 1939 to welcome King George VI and Queen Elizabeth on their visit to Canada. It is considered to be so extravagant that Jose Altuve of Houston Astros gifted the bottle to his teammates after their winning strike in the World Series 2017.

According to the experts, the whiskey has a very rich and complex flavor along with the peppery and warm finish. Having said that, such a whiskey is surely best when consumed neat; it may ruin your drinking experience if you mix it with a glass of coke.

2. Becherovka

Becherovka | Source

Known for its bitter taste, Becherovka is one of the best liquors of the Czech Republic. Having a soothing golden color, the flavor is little harsh, but finishes up smooth, leaving people with a memorable aftertaste. Indeed, most of the medical professionals in the Czech Republic use it extensively for its superb medical qualities.

Since it has deep intensity, it is known to be an exotic substitute of common bitters. Though Becherovka cocktails are quite trendy in many bars across the world, people in Czech prefer to drink it straight up.

3. Reyka Vodka

Reyka Vodka
Reyka Vodka | Source

Made in Iceland, Reyka Vodka is distilled vodka, which rarely leaves a spot in the back of the throat. Its flavor is quite similar to clean sip of water that can surely make you tipsy.

Icelandic water is known for its high level of purity, such that drinking its tap water directly is highly recommendable. Moreover, water taken from an arctic spring, which runs through an almost 4000 years old lava field, is a core part of the distilling process. Also, to prepare the best, the vodka is heavily filtered through hot lava rocks.

4. Four Roses Single Barrel Bourbon

Four Roses Single Barrel Bourbon
Four Roses Single Barrel Bourbon | Source

For most of the bourbon drinkers, going for Bourbon served neat is the most preferred way. According to the Chief Operating Officer of Four Roses Distillery, John Rhea says that drinking Bourbon with two or three ice cubes is the best for him as it helps the drink to bloom.

This alcoholic drink is on the top of the winning charts of Bourbon accolades. Even at 100 percent volume, the taste remains smooth and has a pleasant finish.

5. Ron Zacapa 23 Rum

Ron Zacapa 23 Rum
Ron Zacapa 23 Rum | Source

A cocktail without rum might sound odd for some, but when you get to touch this luxurious rum named Ron Zacapa 23, you understand the beauty of sipping rum. Made in Guatemala, the rum is a perfect blend of rums aging six to 23 years. The process consists of a series of cyclic process that includes casking, blending and then re-casking. It ends up giving us buttery and slightly sweet taste rum.

The best way to enjoy this drink is with a piece of dark chocolate, instead of mixing it in the cocktail.

6. Kings County Distillery Chocolate Whiskey

Kings County Distillery Chocolate Whiskey
Kings County Distillery Chocolate Whiskey | Source

Combination of chocolate and whiskey sounds like heaven, but very few have managed to achieve this combo successfully and Kings County Distillery is one of them. The whiskey is made completely in Brooklyn, where the signature Moonshine is combined with cacao bean husks. The end product has a warm finish with a bittersweet taste, which is extremely delightful and smooth.

According to experts, this whiskey combination has a pretty complex flavor and is a great dessert to have after dinner. It is a reward that is offered with a bar of delicious chocolate, having a flavor that lingers longer than the normal bar.

7. Del Maguey Chichicapa Mezcal

Del Maguey Chichicapa Mezcal
Del Maguey Chichicapa Mezcal | Source

This alcohol tastes a bit like smoke in the cocktail. Originated in Mexico, the drink has a different taste from tequila with regard to the manner it is distilled and produced. The drink is already quite popular in the United States and is easily available in bars, drinking it neat has its own appealing adventure.

The name “Chichicapa” is added after the name of the village, where it is made. The drink has a complex taste with overtones of mint and lots of citruses. Mezcal is highly recommended for those who wish to savor leisurely and slowly.

8. Plymouth Gin

Plymouth Gin
Plymouth Gin

Originally made by Dominican monks, Plymouth Gin has been into the market since the year 1793. It tastes slightly bitter and is full of fragrance with a fresh, elegant and aromatic finish. The drink has a floral combination of seven kinds of botanicals that include lemon peels, coriander seed, and Juniper berries.

According to the official website, the Naval Fleet and Plymouth Navy Strength of Her Majesty have left no ship without the bottle on board, for more than 200 years. This clearly shows the luxurious quality of the drink. It is recommended to try it neat first to know about its complexities.


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